Since we already stepped in 2013, Apple has announced the date for its first quarter earnings report conference call. The date is just around the corner â€“ itâ€™s January the 23rd and the conference will be broadcasted live on the web. The official announcement:
â€œApple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its first fiscal quarter on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.â€
Apple wrapped up things very well in 2012. The fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, which ended September 29th saw Cupertino post a total revenue of $36 billion. The tech giant sold 14 million iPads, 26.9 million iPhones and 4.9 Macs. The entire 2012 fiscal year, Cupertino accomplished to accumulate a total of $156.53 billion revenue.
Nevertheless, we are very interested in seeing what numbers Cupertino is going to post for the first quarter of 2013, since the first fiscal semester of the year has been known to be the biggest for the company. This particular quarter saw the launch of the iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini as well as Thanskiving/Black Friday/Christmas. Also, on the 3rd of December, Apple launched the iPhone 5 in 47 international markets.
By the end of December 2012, the tech giant announced that the availability will spread to a total of 102 countries. Also, in the first quarter of 2013, Apple unleashed the iPhone 5 in one of the largest untapped markets to date â€“ China. The tech giant already shared with the public that in the first weekend Chinese customers purchased 2 million units. So the results are expected to be pretty massive.